Thursday, October 15, 2015

Southside Week 11 - 2 down 10 to go

What's up!

So, Sister H is getting transferred and I'm staying in Morgan Park and will be training a new missionary. We go up to transfer meeting tomorrow where I'll meet my new companion! I'm hoping and praying that we will hit it off! Sister H will be a Sister Training Leader in a YSA branch with Sister S (#MahHomie) - so we will see each other on exchanges. 

I feel pretty inadequate to be training a new missionary and to lead in the area. So I'm pretty scared, but I got a blessing and have said a lot of prayers. I know Heavenly Father is going to be with me every step of the way! He's going to help me step up my game! This is going to be a very 'stretching' transfer, but "I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me." My goals are to help this new sister know that God loves her, that she can do this, and that I will give my all to help her in any way she needs. It will all work out.

Miracle of the week: "A" CAME TO CHURCH! He is so solid. We meet with him later today for a lesson. He showed up with this hot pink vest underneath his suit coat. He was such a stud. Everyone loved him. He reminds me SO much of dad.

Also, I've come down with another cold, so this entire week has been low key unfortunately, and I'm still sick, but it'll get better soon I hope!

The main event of this week was waiting for transfer calls. We were sure that we were going to stay together and then we got the text that we were going to be transferred. But president wasn't able to call us until 11 and tell us the news. So it was a craaaazy night. 

I also finished reading the Book of Mormon on Friday night! It was awesome! I LOVE the Book of Mormon. Whenever I'm having a rough time throughout the day, I just take 30 minutes and read out of the scriptures. They've really comforted and strengthened me, and have helped me to get through this past transfer. 

We also ate a lot of cookie dough this week. That was solid. #Panookie

This week is going to be an adventure but I know Heavenly Father has my back. 

District Lunch

I hope you all have a great week! 
Love, Sister Gallegos 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Southside Week 10 (What Happened to 9?)

Well she didn't get to write us Week 9, she went to the Temple instead - good call!  She says transfers are next week and she hopes to stay in Southside and with Sister House!

Small world moment.  A new Elder to their district is also from Oregon... and he's Krystl Woodall's brother - what a small world.

Southside Week 10

This is the last week of the transfer. Time flies! I'd love it if sister House and I got to stay together another transfer! I can't believe that next week is the beginning of my 3rd transfer. It's craaaazy. 

Last week we went to the Temple and ran out of time to email, so that's why I didn't email haha. 
Sister Sutarik took us, it was the best! I love her. It was great to be able to go to the temple after 3 and 1/2 months of not having gone. Then we went to Wendy's. That was great too. :)) 

What was your favorite talk? 

GENERAL CONFERENCE was the BEST. It was a weekend full of miracles! My fave was Larry Lawrence. He's a stud and his talk was exactly what I needed! 

After the second Saturday session, we were getting something for dinner, and the thought came to mind to go to Chipotle. I love chipotle so it wasn't a prompting that was difficult for me to follow. Lol. The line was long, and as we were waiting, this man walked in and seemed to recognize us as missionaries. He then began talking to us as we stood in line. Turns out he's a CTA bus driver and used to pick up sister missionaries a while ago. We had a great conversation with him about why we are serving, and our purpose as missionaries. We invited him to come to a session of general conference. He gave us his number.

As the first Sunday session began we got a text that he was there!!! 

We went in and sat by him. After the session was over, we took him on a church tour. He asked a couple questions and was very positive and happy to be there. He said that he was hoping that the Bears would win by him coming to church and missing some of the game, hahaha. He reminds me a lot of dad. 

Then we walked him out to his car and gave him a Book of Mormon and a restoration pamphlet. We testified about Christ's love for him and then read the first, and last two paragraphs of the introduction with him. He read them aloud. We asked him what he thought and he just kept saying, "Wow, that's so powerful! I got goosebumps! I felt something as I read that. I just want to keep reading this!" The Spirit touched my heart as he said this, and as I witnessed this tender mercy and miracle. We set up to meet with him this evening and committed him to read the first chapter of the Book of Mormon, and the restoration pamphlet. 

Also, he had done research before coming to the session and he saw a picture of the San Diego Temple and set it as his phone background. So that was great. 

We also have another new investigator named Lxxx. She seems so ready! This past week we saw a lot of miracles. Exact obedience brings blessings and miracles.

I love my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ so much! I know that they are real and that they love all of you! And that they hear and answer your prayers. 

Love you All! 
- Sister Gallegos